Lots of biplane action and mystery. A mysterious black biplane, with a large X painted on the fuselage and wings, is shooting other planes out of the American skies. The best fighter pilots from all over the world are invited to a mansion, brought together to team up, locate, and shoot down Pilot X. Pretty quickly, they realize that Pilot X is one of the team members; but which one? I downloaded the source file, from this site; cleaned the pop and hiss out of the audio, and here's the new "improved" copy.
October 9, 2019 Subject:
AKA "Death In The Air"
An interesting multiple murder mystery that offers up a number of possible suspects to keep us guessing and involved - until they are killed one by one. We identify the suspects through various innuendos conveyed during their short time on the ground, as the murders all occur while flying, as a mysterious plane keeps shooting them down. So there is lots of "dead" film time watching flying maneuvers, which don't really add much any information - but might be interesting to aviation buffs who like to watch bi-planes doing tail spins and flying upside down. The acting is okay - nothing great - but good enough. And, the beautiful Lona Andre, never noted as a good actress, is always good to look at. Good enough and short enough at 69 minutes for a once over.
January 21, 2014 Subject:
A Flyers Who-Dunit
The mostly earthbound mystery of planes being shot down by a mysterious pilot has a lot going for it. The cast from John Carroll, Leon Ames and right on down is uniformly superior. Red herrings are everywhere. The plot keeps you guessing. NO SPOILERS HERE!. Produced by a lady producer of some note, Franchon Royer and released by Puritan Pictures under the title also of "Death In The Air". Production values are superior and the cleaned up sound and mostly great picture don't hurt either. They didn't know what it was back then but PTSD was a major plot device in this as well. A Lot of the players were known for westerns and I found myself looking to see wether or not they were wearing shoes or cowboy boots a couple of times.(my joke) The stock footage of planes and dogfights is blended in quite nicely as well. I liked it. A buffs delight. Enjoy.